Astrology Goes Coin-In-The-Slot THE ancient astrologists who spent weeks in studying the stars to cast a horoscope would be amazed at the 1935 electric coin-in-the-slot astrologer which delivers a forecast at the drop of a coin. To determine the supposed influence the stars will have on his life, the operator merely plugs in on his [...]
Radio-Telephone Aids Police MOTOR PATROLMEN, through the latest development in police communication, perfected by Bell Telephone laboratories, can now carry on a two-way conversation with headquarters without leaving their cars. The radio car transmitter weighs but 20 pounds, has a power of 5 watts, and is crystal controlled. The sound of the patrolman’s voice automatically [...]
by HAROLD L. ZIMMER Will L. Lindhorst, the original Chandu, tells you how to perform feats of magic which have amazed many millions. THE original charter of the Society of American Magicians on Nov. 5, 1921 gave to Will L. Lindhorst the title of Chandu—a name which today has been made famous by his feats of magic on the stage and by radio broadcasts which have thrilled countless millions. In this article, I will endeavor to acquaint you with several really worthwhile tricks as Chandu explained them to me. Whether or not you wish to become a magician, the tricks presented here will at least afford many happy hours of fun at home or at parties.
KING GEORGE and Queen Mary of Englandâ€”whose state and ceremonial appearances for a quarter of a century have been made in the traditional horse-drawn -carriageâ€”have become motor minded. For the first time in history the king and queen are making their state appearances by car.
Milk Bottle Taps Cream Line A PAPER milk bottle containing a collapsible cellophane spout at the cream line has been invented in California to permit the removal of cream without disturbing the milk. To drain the cream, the spout is extended, and the liquid flows into a container. Because of the cheapness of manufacture, the [...]
Electric Glove for Police Stuns Victims With 1,500 Volts MORE punch than can be found in a box-glove is contained in a new electric glove invented by Cirilo Diaz of Cuba for use by police while handling rough characters or in quelling riots. Persons contacted by an officer wearing the glove receive a 1,500-volt shock, [...]
BY USING an airplane for a locomotive and balloons for freight cars, Russian aviators hope to solve the problem of carrying freight cheaply by air, a factor much sought for in Russia because of the vast areas isolated from railroads, highways and waterways.
Yup, that’s ultra modern. How long do you think it takes to get the wood-pile burning hot enough to drive the car? Wood Supplies Fuel for New Car THE old time wood pile is due to become the ultra-modern filling station of Germany following the recent perfection of a new automobile which consumes wood instead [...]
Rocket ships flashing like meteors through the sky, life that defies time, wealth from the sea, animals ten times their present sizeâ€”these are but a few of the possibilities suggested by Thomas Midgley, in his predictions for the year 2035 based on the scientific developments of today. by THOMAS MIDGLEY Vice President, Ethyl Gasoline Corporation WITHIN the next century many discoveries will be made. Natural laws we believe in today will be contradicted; new ways of living will be necessary. I am giving here specific examples of what is probable in 2035, one hundred years from today.
MODERN electronic engineers duplicate the music of a primitive marimba band with light beams, photo-electric cells and radio tubes. Dr. Phillips Thomas of the Westinghouse Research laboratory recently demonstrated a "light music" instrument which played by waving flashlights held in each hand.
Midget Robot Selects Programs ADDING the last word of luxury to the radio-phonograph instrument, electrical engineers have produced a remote control box less than half the size of a cigar box that can select radio programs, adjust the volume, turn from radio to phonograph, and even select the desired record. It operates from any room.
300 Mile-An-Hour Zep-Plane Proposed CAPABLE of rifling its way through the air at a speed of 300 miles an hour, or hovering motionless above a chosen spot, an airplane-Zeppelin soon to be put through exhaustive tests at Rapid City, S. D., is expected by its inventors to become the transport plane of the future. Startling [...]
Lindbergh's new "mechanical heart" calls attention to the fact that medical science even now has marvelous machines which will replace parts of the human body or do the work of parts that fail. by RAYMOND L. BOWER MEDICAL science has machines that will breathe for you, talk for you, hear for you, eat for you, circulate your bloodâ€”and even sweat for youâ€”if you should ever happen to need them. Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, a mechanical genius as well as a great aviator, has recently constructed a "mechanical heart" by means of which vital organs can be kept alive outside the body for months and probably years. So far, of course, only animals have been used in the experiments with the mechanical heart conducted at the Rockefeller Institute by the famous medical research man and Nobel prize winner, Alexis Carrel. To Lindbergh goes the credit for another piece of scientific apparatus, a blood testing device which operates on the same principle that keeps a ball suspended in midair by the force below a spray of water.
Dynamite Blast Gives Niagara Falls Latest “Face Lifting” THE gradual disintegration of the rock beneath Niagara Falls during the past year has resulted in numerous changes in the cliff over which the Niagara River plunges. Huge rock slides have crashed into the gorge below, radically altering the appearance of the falls, long the mecca of [...]
by LIEUT. DON BENN OWENS FORTY-ODD years ago, more than 1,500 persons, laboring 16 hours a day, were needed to turn out 2,000,000 finished match boxes. Today, with modern match box making machinery, two persons are capable of producing an identical number of match boxes in an eight-hour day. Similarly, the modern match-making machine, requiring the services of but four workmen, turns out more than 100,000,000 finished matches in a single workday! More striking, perhaps, is the fact that 3,000 odd persons on the payroll of the match manufacturers in this country, in 1929 earned for their employers more than $19,500,000.
Salmon Become Prey of Archers BOW and arrow salmon fishing is a sport rapidly coming into its own in Calfornia. Salmon headed upstream travel fast but close to the surface, and an alert bowman has plenty of opportunity to exercise his skill. Steel barbed arrows attached to fishing lines are used, and the fish is [...]
Asbestos Clad Inventor Defies Flames DEFYING searing Harries that would have meant death in a moment under normal circumstances, an English inventor calmly remained seated in the cockpit of a burning plane to test his asbestos suit. In outward appearance the suit resembles conventional winter flying togs with abnormally large helmet and visor. A special [...]
Patients In Revolving Hospital Have Sunny Rooms All Day SUNLIGHT exposure during the entire course of the day is provided patients in a revolving hospital ward at the Institute of Actinology in Vallauris-Le-Cannet, France. Patients afflicted with diseases requiring ample dosages of sunlight are treated at this hospital, declared to be the most up-to-date in [...]
Hardware Dealer Fashions Feminine Hats from Merchandise SOUP strainers, window screening, metal scouring pads and even fishing plugs were fashioned into hats by an ingenious hardware merchant in dressing up his windows for a special sale. A tray from a weighing scale furnished the foundation for a “Military” bonnet which included such accessories as a [...]
This reminds me of all those persistence of vision gadgets like clocks and hubcaps. Autogiro Blades Form Screen for Floating Ads After Dark DISPLAY advertising at night by means of a magic lantern suspended beneath an autogiro, with the rotating blades serving as a screen, is a German inventor’s latest medium for placing a product [...]
This is the coolest boat model I’ve ever seen. You can ride around in it! German Boys Build Scale Model Liners for Sea Cruises EXPERT marine constructionists, between the ages of 9 and 16 are being developed in one of the most novel trade schools of the world at Potsdam, Germany. Under the tutelage of [...]
Glass Cooky Jar Becomes Diving Bell DIVING enthusiasts for more than a year, the twin brothers, Joe and Jerome Maurice, 17-year-old high school students of Fond du Lac, Wis., invaded their mother’s pantry for their 1935-version diving helmet. A heavy glass cooky jar was selected to form the bell of the helmet, and thick sheet [...]
Luxury Side Car Is Streamlined DRESSED up in modern streamlining, the new motorcycle side car which is making its appearance on European highways is making a strong bid for popularity among motorcycle enthusiasts. The latest side car of streamline design has a windscreen which extends well over the passenger’s head, with a head rest in [...]
Motor Unicycle Proves Fast, Safe A SPECTACULAR demonstration of unicycle operation was given in Los Angeles recently when Walter Nilsson, California inventor, drove his specially constructed machine 18 miles per hour in second gear without the aid of a pneumatic tire. His unicycle consists of a single outer wheel driven by an inner wheel held [...]